I’m Starting with the Man in the Mirror…

Drifting a little bit away from my usual posts about automated trading system reviews and trading guidelines today I want to take a minute to pull your attention towards an entirely different and much more important matter (in my opinion).

I have always considered myself to be a good person, at least I consider myself to be ethical, moral and honest. These characteristics have always had me wondering about the things that happen in our world, why there is so much injustice, hunger, war, etc. Probably if you feel the same way you may have thought about theses things, probably those of you who are currently in a developed country like me may not see all of this beyond the usual documentary, news, etc, but we all know these things are real and they all deserve our attention.

From time to time I have given good thought to as how I may contribute to end the things that are bad in this world but I have always been defeated by this thought experiment. It is extremely hard to consider ways in which you can help that are really helpful and that do make a difference when we (at least me) have so little influence over the big scheme of things. The majority of people may just consider it easier to leave this in the hands of somebody else and simply pretend these matters do not exist. I am not saying that they are bad for doing this, I know that doing otherwise is much more difficult. However, I cannot simply comfort myself thinking that I cannot do anything when certainly I know there must be something I can do.

Fortunately, a small while ago, I found a way in which I could make a difference. I found several children sponsoring programs that help children in developing countries get basic healthcare, food and education for a very small fee each month. Particularly I have decided to sponsor a child at www.loveachildfoundation.com, which I particularly liked because of the smaller nature and more personal focus of the organization. I know that sponsoring a child will not save the world, but at least it will help save that child and maybe if we all did the same, this world would be totally different.

Of course, I am planning on doing this permanently and in proportion to my income so I have decided I will spend 10% of my net income sponsoring children who desperately need this kind of help. Sponsoring even a single child will cost less than what probably most people in first world countries spend in beer every month so it is really not a big change in income for most of you out there. If you are like me and you feel that you want to make this world a better place, then this may be something you would like to do, the gratitude from the child and the feeling that you are actually doing something altruistic for an innocent child who did nothing to deserve his desperate situation is also exceedingly gratifying.

Finally I would like to encourage all of you to sponsor a child or doing something in the likes to help your fellow men. As for me, in the words of the king of pop, “I’m starting with the man in the mirror”. I hope you enjoyed this post ! Make sure you leave any comments. :-)

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One Response to “I’m Starting with the Man in the Mirror…”

  1. yoshi54 says:

    Look, I am just a guy who's been studying investing for awhile, never been profitable yet, but the reason that I want to be profitable is so that I can do this type of thing, be able to make money, and be able to give significant amounts away so that I can help someone else. It truly is encouraging to read this post from you, and I do think that it is a very good thing for you to do, and for the rest of us as well. Thank you for leaving this specific post, and I hope that your actions give you some hope and satisfaction. Knowing your actions and intentions has certainly helped me have some hope. Thanks.

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